Cornish X help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mackenjr01, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. mackenjr01

    mackenjr01 Out Of The Brooder

    Well yesterday i had one cornish cross laying down and getting up to feed when i gave them their food back in the morning. Today he seems a bit more sluggish and now there is a second one as well that does not seem to be doing any better. I read a lot of forums on here and read a lot about marek's disease. Non e which was to helpful any one have any recommendations as to what i can do. They have runny droppings and just all around seem to be tired looking. fresh water multiple times a day food 12 to 14 hours a day depending when i get home from work. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Sorry you haven't gotten any replies yet, you would ahve got more if it were posted in themeat bird section. any hoo welcome to BYC!! How old are your cornish Xs? have they been on medicated feed? Cornish crosses are only meant to live about 8 weeks till process date. It is normal for them, when they get big, to just kind of hang out all day in between eating and drinking. If they are young, though, and are not on medicated feed, (not saying they need to have medicated feed, but.. it could be cocci. If they are close to 8 weeks, or over 8 lbs, it is time to process them.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Since we don't know the age of your birds, it is hard to tell if their behavior is just the normal process of meat birds. You can put some vitamins and electrolytes in their water for a little boost. Good luck. [​IMG]
  4. mackenjr01

    mackenjr01 Out Of The Brooder

    They are 4 weeks today and they have been on medicated feed until last Wednesday. Now they are on regular because I got 15 pekin ducks too and did not want to mix up the feed.
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    I doubt that it is Mareks' a few birds are acceptable losses with CX I cull all sneezers snifflers and coughers so to speak to protect the whole.
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Glad you joined! [​IMG]
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]
  9. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    Most losses from CX commercial operations are heat and bad water.
  10. mackenjr01

    mackenjr01 Out Of The Brooder

    Well I might just cull them to prevent anything just in case but I think it is just possible their time you know. Thanks for your imput Chickened I do see why you would do that.

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